Where will your book take you? Novels are great, but a collection of short stories can put you in danger, insane, in love, the far future, the past, exotic locals, behind the eight ball and everywhere in between within minutes. A multi-genre collection like Waning Metaphorically does just that.
A short or flash fiction story is designed to take you out of your head and into someone else’s for a brief, yet intense trip into their lives. The short story covers every genre and topic, only condensed for a trip that is perfect for your break or commute. There is little commitment necessary, as a short is usually completed in one sitting. So take it with you, on your Kindle or in paperback. The perfect accessory for virtually any situation. Waiting room at the Doctor’s office? That’s a short story! Bus ride from point A to B? There’s a short story! Train into work? There’s a short story for that! Camping? Relaxing while the baby is down? Need an hour to yourself at the pub? An afternoon while the kids are away? Short story, short story, short story… you get my meaning.
So don’t say you have no time to read when your friends are telling you about another novel they can’t put down. Pick up a collection of shorts. Show them your sophisticated side. Hey, short stories won the Nobel last year… look who’s reading now!